• June 2000
  • Vol. 1, No. 4

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Social Workers Can Draw from New Online Resource

Stay abreast of developments in the social services-related field with the new Social Services InfoNet website (http://www.socservices.com), offering one-stop Internet browsing. Keep links at your fingertips with its "Picks of the Week" and other online resources for social workers, such as associations, conferences, research, government agencies, data sources, and international organizations. Review current pending Federal legislation related to the social services field and connect to organizations involved in advocacy.

Several reference sources are also featured. The virtual library contains links to online newsletters, journals, and reviews of books featured previously on the Social Services InfoNet. For a fee, subscribers can gain unlimited access to a searchable database of the Social Services Abstracts, dating back to 1980.

Under "Hot Topics", users will find selected citations from Social Services Abstracts and related website links. The topics selected will be updated every two months to reflect the most important issues in the field. Current areas covered are:

  • AIDS
  • Alcoholism
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness.

Check back in August to read about the winners of a contest for best practices in social work. Chosen by InfoNet's Advisory board, the award-winning entries will provide examples of creative, sustainable, and successful social work practices. They will represent excellence in the following categories:

  • Aging/social gerontology
  • Child welfare
  • Early child development
  • Rural social work
  • Race relations.

For more information about the contest, contact:
Lisa Hoffman
Social Services Abstracts
PO Box 22206
San Diego, CA 92192-0206
Tel.:Phone: (858) 695-8803
Fax: (858) 695-0416
Email: lisa@mail.socabs.com

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